McGraw-Hill teams with Cerego on adaptive learning for world languages
- McGraw-Hill Education and Cerego on Wednesday morning announced a partnership that will see the latter's memory management tech boost adaptive learning for world language learners in K-12.
- The collaboration will also see Cerego join LearnSmart and ALEKS among McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning portfolio.
- The first product to come out of the team-up, an upgraded "Asi se dice" for high school Spanish classes, will be available in fall 2015.
Cerego will essentially boost the adaptive tech already implemented in McGraw-Hill's offerings, as the release points out that LearnSmart can also be used with the new tool. Notably, this deal further establishes McGraw-Hill's foothold in adaptive learning, which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
With adaptive learning tools, students can study at their own pace, advancing or receiving remedial instruction as needed. As a result, students who might be advancing beyond their peers aren't left bored or disengaged, and a teacher can more easily address those who are lagging instead of devoting attention to the former problem. As you might imagine, the tech is a particularly good fit for flipped or blended classrooms.
Learning a language is arguably equal parts memorization and actually having to use it, so utilizing a memory management tool like Cerego in a program that adapts as a student progresses is a solid move on McGraw-Hill's part. The company has yet to announce, however, which languages are next in line for the Cerego upgrade after Spanish. For a demo of that product, click here.
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